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Taio Cruz: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 4 December 2008

TAIO CRUZ HAS BEEN DESCRIBED as a British cross between Timbaland and John Legend — "British" being the operative word. A privately educated Londoner, Cruz does everything the American urban stars do — sings, produces, writes hits for others (winning a Brit for Will Young's 'Your Game') — but with a modesty that could only be English.

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